Field Courses

Is the classroom the only place in which to learn? We don’t think so. Field Courses at The White Mountain School demonstrate our commitment to learning outside the classroom. Students at WMS immerse themselves in a week-long, off-campus Field Course each semester. These unique experiences allow in-depth, academic exploration of a specific topic in an authentic setting. Each WMS Field Course provides an incomparable opportunity for students to explore and develop interests and passions beyond the walls of the traditional classroom.


Recent Field Courses

Avalanche Awareness, Snow Science and Backcountry Skiing
Idaho and Washington

Cultural Exchange and Language Immersion
Paris, France

Developing Leadership and Expeditionary Canoeing Skills

Everyday Feminism: An Examination of Gender, Power and Sexuality

Exploring Culture and Social Justice in a Developing Nation
Dominican Republic

Geology and Glaciology and their Effects on Ecology
Acadia National Park, Maine

Green Living in the Urban World: Sustainability and Service
Montreal, Canada

Hydropower: The Costs and Benefits of Damming Free-Flowing Rivers
The Forks, Maine

Independent Project
Portland, Maine

Inspired: Art and Art-making
The Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Land of Fire and Ice: A human Geography and Landscape Study

My field course leadership experiences allowed me to explore my academic and athletic interests deeply and made me a more responsible student. 

– Victoria ’11


371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.